Angle cuts

 Forum topic by Eloyd posted 04-08-2019 05:59 AM 299 views 0 times favorited 4 replies
 Eloyd23 posts in 1758 days 04-08-2019 05:59 AM I want to make a pencil holder for my desk. I want it to be 5” tall, but I want to make it triangle shape. I divided 180 degrees by 3 to get each end of 60 degrees. However, my table saw wont go past 45 degrees. How do I cut 3 sides at 60 degrees? I have seen some 60 degree router bits, is that what I must use to cut this? -- Eloyd

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 MrUnix7361 posts in 2563 days #1 posted 04-08-2019 06:08 AM Flip it over and cut at 30 degrees Cheers,Brad -- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable wichman389 posts in 985 days #2 posted 04-08-2019 11:43 AM Imagine you are ripping a 1×6 board. If the saw is set at 30 degrees and you have the 6 inch side flat on the table the cut on the 6 inch side will be 30 degrees. If the 1 inch side is against the table then the cut on the 6 inch side will be 60 degrees. SMP877 posts in 269 days #3 posted 04-08-2019 05:15 PM Pro tip: make some test cuts with scraps to make sure you are cutting the correct angle on the correct side of each piece. Andybb1900 posts in 967 days #4 posted 04-08-2019 06:22 PM Flip it over and cut at 30 degrees Cheers,Brad - MrUnix+1 -- Andy - Seattle USA